Benevolent Association of Hungerford Lodge No 4748

Benevolent Association of Hungerford Lodge No 4748


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About Us

The Hungerford Lodge of Freemasons raises money purely from within the Masonic community.

We do not collect money from members of the public. Over the last 5 years the Hungerford Lodge Benevolent Association has donated over £25,000 to local and national non-Masonic charities including:

  • Great Bedwyn School
  • Great Bedwyn Swings and Slides
  • Great Bedwyn Playgroup and Toddlers
  • The Bruce Trust
  • The Hungerford Town Band
  • Phoenix Brass
  • Help for Heroes
  • Scotty's Little Soldiers
  • Newbury Weekly News Over 80's Parcel Fund
  • Naomi House, Stockbridge
  • Speakability

The Benevolent Association is our charitable arm and we are registered with the Charity Commission as Charity no 297597

We can provide grants to the following:

  • Children / Young People
  • Elderly
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other Defined Groups

The UK's second largest donor to charity

All donations from the Freemasons come from our own members, we do not collect from the general public. Did you know that at a national level, Freemasons are the second biggest donor to charity - we are only beaten by the National Lottery!



Large Donations for Big Projects

We also contribute to funds which are run at the County and National level whic means we can put forward the case for larger grants to these organisations. One example of this is the recent grant for £100,000 from the Freemasons's Grand Charity to Prior's Court, the Hermitage based autism charity. Read the full story


Aldbourne’s fun run is back
Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

Your library is about so much more than books
Judging from the amount of community activity going in Hungerford Library, the council are going to have a hard time justifying its closure in their next round of swingeing cuts.